State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli will not take part in the campaign campaign financing system that was created in the state budget that only applies to his race for this year. DiNapoli has long urged lawmakers to use his office as a test for such a system but he says the current proposal was rushed, poorly designed and that neither Gov. Andrew Cuomo or legislative leaders bothered to call him while they worked out the details for the program. “What they did is take something well-intentioned,” DiNapoli told The New York Times, “and hijacked it for their own short-term purposes, very much at my expense.”
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